Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

GC Culture (Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture)

  • Synonyms: Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture
  • LIS Mnemonic: CGC

    Collect

    ACCEPTABLE SPECIMENS INCLUDE: penis, urethral, vaginal, cervical, and oral. All specimens should be collected via double swab culture set (can also send Jembec™ plate).

    Volume Required

    1 Jembec™ plate OR 1 double swab culture set

    Minimum Required

    1 Jembec™ plate OR 1 double swab culture set

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens stable up to 2 hours after collection

    Processing

    Direct inoculation to Jembec™ plate at collection is optimal submission.

    Unacceptable conditions

    Specimens should not be refrigerated.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updated daily until final

CPT

87081

Methodology

Culture